Can we share apps?

Maaz

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Hey I was wondering can me and my (close) friends share apps that we bought from the app store or split them and download to both our accounts?
 

ct2k7

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I've never been able to do that officially, iTunes recognizes both as different devices, but maybe if you use the same Apple Id on each device.
 

gotzaiPhone

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Technically you can. You need to sign into your friend's iPhone with your iTunes account and download the same app again. It will ask if you want to re-download and you say yes and there you go, you've "shared" an app. My wife and I use the same iTunes account and that's how we've been doing it since the app store came about, though she just leaves her phone signed in with my account.
 

Bigjames

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Agreed. My wife has an iPhone, and when I got mine and registered it I ended up with all her apps, and contact.

James
 

Europa

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If you are going to do that, I advise taking your credit card info off of the account and using iTunes gift cards. Although, your friend probably won't rack up a bill for you, it's best to be safe.
 

gotzaiPhone

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Well it won't be a problem if I do the sign in and signing off for him? He won't know my password.
you'll be fine if you sign out. If you forget, there is a certain period of time (I don't know how long though) that he can start downloading apps without a password. So just remember to sign out right away.
 

Ramesh

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Technically you can. You need to sign into your friend's iPhone with your iTunes account and download the same app again. It will ask if you want to re-download and you say yes and there you go, you've "shared" an app. My wife and I use the same iTunes account and that's how we've been doing it since the app store came about, though she just leaves her phone signed in with my account.
Just make sure he authorizes your computer that you sync with as well.